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Congratulations on your recent admission to one of our graduate programs at UCF. This section will help you get started, as will orientation programs offered by your individual college or program. We look forward to serving you at this important juncture of your academic and professional pursuits.

The College of Graduate Studies holds one in person orientation that occurs at the beginning of the fall semester.  Students admitted in the spring or summer semesters are welcome to attend this orientation.

The Fall 2018 New Graduate Student and Welcome Event will be held on Wednesday, August 8, 2018, in the UCF Student Union, Pegasus Ballroom.

Keep in mind that several colleges and programs also offer their own separate Orientations (which in many cases is mandatory).  Please check with your program about any orientation events specific to your program or college.


Fall 2018 Event Agenda

Please note: the following topics and times are subject to change. 

Please check back for updates.

All events to take place in the UCF Student Union, Pegasus Ballroom
August 8, 2018

8:00 am - 2:00 pm


Immigration Sessions for New International Students

International students are also required to complete a MANDATORY immigration orientation session. New students to the university will receive an email with instructions on how to register for one of the sessions. For more information, please contact the International Services Center at

GTA Training

New graduate teaching associate, assistants and graders (GTAs) are also required to complete GTA Training, offered by the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning (FCTL). For more information visit the GTA webpage.



The University of Central Florida is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award degrees at the associate, baccalaureate, master’s, specialist, and doctoral levels. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of the University of Central Florida.

Please note the commission's expectation that contact occur only if there is evidence to support significant non-compliance with a requirement or standard. For other information about UCF’s SACSCOC accreditation, please contact the university's SACSCOC liaison in UCF's Office of Academic Affairs.

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